My favorite meatloaf recipe has been adapted and is now gluten-free!! This Easy Gluten Free Meatloaf is so simple to make and can be customized with your favorite sauces and spices!
It’s certainly no secret that I adore meatloaf! Have you seen my post where I dish on all my best secrets for making a perfect turkey meatloaf? It’s been my quest for awhile to figure out how to turn those secrets into the perfect gluten free meatloaf. This took a few tries to get the ratios just right, but I finally created a meatloaf that not only is gluten-free, but also stays juicy, delicious and yet doesn’t crumble into tiny pieces when slicing from the loaf. This Easy Gluten Free Meatloaf should go on your dinner rotation or even your company party menu!
Now, I realize that there’s probably several dozen ways to make a meatloaf gluten free, but as a meatloaf connoisseur (self-appointed, obviously) I wanted something that was very similar to my usual meatloaf. I have worked on that original recipe for quite some time now and really feel like it’s the best meatloaf I can make and wanted that a possibility for anyone gluten-free.
Some quick notes about Gluten Free Meatloaf
- panko breadcrumbs soaked in milk help give meatloaf a great texture. Meatloaf can easily become dense and breadcrumbs soaked in milk will help keep the meat from getting to tough as it cooks. Thankfully you can get panko breadcrumbs in gluten-free!
- find a couple of different seasoning blends you love and mix them up with a couple different flavors of gluten-free bbq sauce and you have the ability to change up your meatloaf to match any sides!! I always love a good garlic and herb blend, but things like cajun or BBQ seasoning are very good too!
- You don’t need any fancy equipment to make a meatloaf. Just a good mixing bowl and a rimmed baking sheet will do the trick!
Easy Gluten Free Meatloaf
- 1/4 cup gluten free panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning
- 1/4 cup BBQ Sauce gluten-free
- Mix panko and milk and set aside for 5 minutes
- Mix ground beef, seasonings, egg and soaked panko in bowl until just combined
- Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
- Brush sauce over meatloaf and return to oven for 15 minutes or until meatloaf reaches internal temp of 165 degrees
- Let rest 15 minutes before slicing
- ensure all seasoning, sauces, etc. are gluten-free if needed
- add additional milk as needed to ensure breadcrumbs are fully soaked before adding to meat